Vietnam’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has been named the World’s Best New Resort in the 2017 edition of the World Travel Awards, crowning a glittering year of accolades and award wins for the new resort. The resort’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired Chanterelle - Spa by JW was also named World’s Best New Resort Spa in the World Spa Awards, at a glamorous and unprecedented dual Gala Ceremony held at the fantastical new resort on December 10th.
This event was not only a moment of celebration for the resort but also a showcase of both the best of Vietnamese hospitality and the global spa and wellness industry to hundreds of hospitality representatives from around the world.
Having already picked up the prized titles of Asia’s Leading New Resort at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia in June and South East Asia’s Top Luxury Emerging Spa in the World Luxury Spa Awards in July, as well as being named Asia’s Top Luxury New Hotel and Vietnam’s Top Luxury Design Hotel at the World Luxury Travel Awards on December 2nd, the five star resort was the natural choice to host the combined World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017. Presided over by the Chairman of the resort’s owners, Sun Group, this unique twin celebration, comprising dual Award Ceremonies, is among the most important dates in the industry’s calendar year, bringing together the elite of the international hospitality and wellness industries.
Welcomed over 250 high profile industry guests, government luminaries, and media from across the region and around the world, it was also the largest and most monumental event JW Marriott Phu Quoc has organized since opening. It proudly demonstrated to the industry elite JW Marriott’s signature luxury hospitality on the beautiful, fantastic island of Phu Quoc.
“As a fantastic first year of award wins for our new resort draws to a close we are extremely proud and honored to be recognized by the World Travel Awards and the World Spa Awards, which is a testament to our efforts in creating enriching experiences for JW Marriott in a remarkable setting,” said Ty Collins, General Manager at JW Marriott Phu Quoc.
Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards is globally recognized as the ultimate hallmark of quality. Launched in 2015, the World Spa Awards are designed to drive standards in spa and wellness tourism by rewarding leaders in the field.